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Policy and Communications Manager


Policy and Communications Manager



In Scotland around 56,000 people live with epilepsy. Epilepsy Scotland wants to ensure the needs of people with epilepsy are met. They campaign for improved health and social care, better information provision, fairer access to employment and benefits, and an end to the stigma surrounding epilepsy. They aim to empower people with epilepsy to maximise their wellbeing and to fulfil whatever their potential might be.

Epilepsy Scotland is looking for a new Policy and Communications Manager, a senior post within the Management Team. The Policy and Communications Manager will be responsible for the successful delivery of Policy and Communications Strategies. They will use their skills and expertise to influence decision-makers to help Epilepsy Scotland achieve positive change for those living with epilepsy. This will be achieved through information, education and campaigning, to facilitate change in policy, practice and law. They will represent the charity and act as a key spokesperson with the media, campaigners, and senior stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have significant experience in a similar role at managerial level. They will be skilled in writing briefs, policy material and reports and have a good scope over the health policy landscape. In terms of communications, they will have experience of liaising with the media and running social media campaigns. They will be an analytical thinker, have excellent influencing, stakeholder, and communication skills.

If you think this might be the right role for you and you are looking to join an organisation with a purpose, please get in touch with Kate Kennedy at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

More information can be found within the Job Description below:

Staff quotes:

  • “Epilepsy Scotland is such a supportive place to work with plenty of encouragement and opportunities for development through external training and support. Staff wellbeing is consistently prioritised and the staff are all so lovely to work alongside” 
  • “Even before working here, Epilepsy Scotland was a charity really close to my heart. Growing up with experience of epilepsy in my family, I know how important wellbeing services are to people living with epilepsy and that epilepsy is ‘more than seizures’. As a fundraiser I am inspired by the amazing support we receive from people whose lives have been touched by epilepsy. I love that my job is hugely varied with opportunities to be creative (designing fundraising resources and writing about the work) analytical (looking at fundraising data and analysing trends) and interpersonal (meeting people and finding out about why they are fundraising)”
  • “Epilepsy Scotland is a hugely rewarding and satisfying place to work. Everyone is very passionate and driven about the work they do, and I particularly value the supportive working environment. The flexible work-life balance has been a life saver and helped me manage my wellbeing throughout a very challenging period.”

To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter below.